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The Rosary of the Everest, the icon of the Basque-Polish brotherhood of Himalayism

The rosary blessed by Pope John Paul II that Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy deposited on the summit of Everest in the first ever winter climb of 1980, and that Martin Zabaleta collected as a testimony of the first Basque summit to Everest on 14th May 1980, is today the icon of the Basque-Polish brotherhood in Himalayism. An icon owned by EMMOA (Basque Mountaineering Museum Foundation) and which was shown at the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival to the coordinator of the Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid, Iwona Zielińska-Sąsiada.


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